Researchers identify source of HIV pandemic

October 3, 2014 3:19 PM

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"Our genetic data tells us that HIV very quickly spread across the DRC, traveling with people along railways and waterways to reach Mbuji-Mayi and Lubumbashi in the extreme South and Kisangani in the far North by the end of the 1930s and early 1950s," says Dr. Nuno Faria.

The research team, led by investigators from the University of Oxford in the UK and the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium, publish their findings in the journal Science.

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